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Deer and fawn population increasing

Residents are coming across more fawns this year due to a high birthing season in Huntingdon County area, and may lead to a greater overall deer population in the coming years.  More...

Internet scam tricks users to send money

A recent internet scam has been popping up on local browsers that informs the user their computer has been infected by a virus while freezing the screen and prompting them to call a provided number. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Benjamin Corey Wrye  Date of Birth: Oct. More...

Legislators complete work before summer break

With June almost in the books, Pennsylvania legislators are scrambling to get as much work done as possible before their summer break.  Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. More...

Defendants have preliminary hearings in court

Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo presided over a busy central court session Wednesday with several defendants deciding to have their preliminary hearings.  Reed E. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 24   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

2017 Area High School Baseball Wrap-Up:

Derugen edges Hensor for batting title

This past baseball season saw not only two area teams compete in the PIAA state championship tournament but was also highlighted by a pair of teammates finishing the year with a batting average above .500. More...

Lezzer Lumber Football Classic:

North wins defensive battle, 17-7

Area teams were represented in the 33rd Lezzer Lumber Classic at Altoona’s Mansion Park Friday. It was a defensive contest but the North did a better job shutting down the South and took a 17-7 decision.  More...

Final 2017 Area Baseball Statistics

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People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landon Zachary Scalia, who turns 5 years old tomorrow, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Landon is the son of Chris and Kimberly Scalia of Harrisburg. More...

Elco retirees to meet for breakfast

Unfortunately, even though the weather was good, the turnout for the monthly breakfast in May was not as high as was hoped.  The next breakfast meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. More...

Inkwell to offer critique work session

The monthly meeting of The Inkwell will be held Thursday, July 6, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewery, 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed promptly at 7 p.m. More...

School News

James Creek woman named to dean’s list

Beth Riley of James Creek has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. More...

Resident’s granddaughter earns college degree

The University of Vermont held its 216th commencement ceremony May 21. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband irritated by TV at bedtime

Dear Annie: If I go to bed and watch TV, my husband insists I turn the TV off when he gets there. But he often puts on the TV if he goes to bed first, and when that happens, he immediately falls asleep. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 26, 2017:  More...

Blueprint plans moving forward

Members of the core group of the Juniata River Blueprint Communities have been working behind the scenes to obtain their annual recertification as progress is being made on projects identified in the community.  More...

Public open house events scheduled

A series of open house events are scheduled throughout the county and region next week t o pro- vide resi- dents the opportunity to weigh in on the six-county comprehensive plan.  The six-county comprehensive plan, an initiative collectively kno More...

Experts urge families to talk about suicide

The obituary of a 15-year-old Bedford County girl has been circulated widely via social media this week due to its frank commentary regarding suicide. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmaker returns to state to hammer health bill

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s Democratic Sen. Bob Casey returned to the state on Friday to hammer the Republican health care bill in the U.S. More...

Former official convicted of defrauding clinic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A member of a politically connected Philadelphia family has been convicted of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a U.S. More...

General News

Evacuees watch flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.  The blaze wa More...

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.  More...

Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering

FLINT, Mich. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates break Busch Stadium hex

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates broke their Busch Stadium hex with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. More...

Devils take Swiss center Hischier with top pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils grabbed Nico Hischier, and the Philadelphia Flyers feltDevils quite comfortable with Nolan Patrick.  It was all about the forwards at the top of the NHL draft.  More...

LSU ends Oregon State 23-game winning streak

OMAHA, Neb. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

The Conversation: Can yoga be Christian?

Invocations of Jesus, images of the cross and biblical scripture are unlikely to be what we envision when we think of yoga.  Yoga is typically seen as either a Hindu practice or, more recently and popularly, “spiritual but not religious&rd More...

Rome show smashes myth Virgin model was Borgia pope’s lover

ROME (AP) — For centuries, Renaissance artist Pintoricchio was practically accused of blasphemy by those who contended he used Pope Alexander VI’s young lover as the model for the Madonna in a wall painting that decorated the pontiff&rsqu More...

Three Springs birthday group meets for lunch

The birthday group of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at Spring Creek Diner for lunch June 14.  Gay Fleck took many prayer requests and led in prayer. More...

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